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For courses on Modern Chinese History, Politics, Society, and Culture; a supplement for courses on East Asian civilization, World History and Civilization. Unlike other texts on modern Chinese history which tend to be either encyclopedic or too pedantic Revolution and Its Past is usably comprehensive, focused on cutting-edge interpretations, and written in a style that engages students from beginning to end. The Second Edition uses the theme of identities of the nation itself and of the Chinese people to probe the vast changes that have swept over China from late imperial times to the beginning of the twenty-first century. In so doing, it explores the range of identities China has chosen over time and those that outsiders have bestowed upon China and its people showing how, as China rapidly modernizes, the issue of Chinese identity in the modern world looms large.
Table of Contents
From the Heights to the Depths: Challenges to Traditional Chinese Identities, 1780-1901
Chinese and Manchus
The Opium War and the Treaty System: Challenges to Chinese Identity
An Age of Rebellion: Defiance of and Commitment to Traditional Chinese Identities and Approaches
The Power of Traditional Cultural Identity: Chinese Reactions to Continuing Threats
The Devastating Nineties: Destroying Traditional Identities
ldquo;No Checking the Tides of Changerdquo;: Reconstructing Social, Cultural, and Political Identity, 1901-1928
The Revolutionary Manchus
Selecting Identities: The Early Republic
Constructing a New Cultural Identity: The May Fourth Movement
Drawing the Sword: The Politicization of Identity
Revolution and Identity: Social Revolution and the Power of Tradition, 1928-1960
Revolution in Retreat: The Nanjing Decade
Revolution Reborn: The Communists in the 1930s
A Rising Clash of National Identities: China and Japan, the 1920s and 1930s
The Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945
Toward Daybreak: Struggling for China's Identity, 1945- 1949
Paths to the Future
From ldquo;Politics in Commandrdquo; to the Glory of Getting Rich: Contemporary Change and Identity, 1961-2000
Death Dance: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
The End of Communism: ldquo;Tomorrow is the Children's.rdquo; 20. Successes and Problems at Century's End
Nation and Identity: The Place of China in the World and of the Chinese in China
Riding the Political Waves: Literature, Art, Cinema, and Popular Culture
A Question of Identity: The Republic of China on Taiwan Since the 1970s
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